A scene from the story, "The Ant and the Cricket."

Ant and the Cricket

A scene from the story, "The Ant and the Cricket."

Picture of a baby at a window

Baby

Picture of a baby at a window

Diagram showing three stages in the downward progress of a boulder on a sloping hillside under the action of frost.

Boulder

Diagram showing three stages in the downward progress of a boulder on a sloping hillside under the action…

Children in the snow

Children

Children in the snow

A child with a snowshovel, and two children in the background building a snowman.

Children in Snow

A child with a snowshovel, and two children in the background building a snowman.

The gold mining camp of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Cripple Creek Mine

The gold mining camp of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

When the atmosphere is highly charged with electricity, faint tinges of fire are often seen on the ends of bodies in connection with the earth, like the masts of ship, steeples, etc., due to an electric charge, known as the <em>brush-discharge</em>.

Elmo's Fire

When the atmosphere is highly charged with electricity, faint tinges of fire are often seen on the ends…

"View of the battle-ground. This view is from the eminence southwest of the site of old Guilford Court House, near the junction of the roads running one north to Bruce's Cross-roads, the other west to Salem. The log-house, partially clapboarded, seen on the right, was uninhabited. It stands near the woods which intervene between Martinsville and the plantation of Mr. Hotchkiss. In the distance, near the center, is seen Martinsville, and between it and the foreground is the rolling vale, its undulations furrowed by many gulleys. In an open field, on the left of the road, seen in the hollow toward the left of the picture, was the fiercest part of the battle, where Washington charged upon the guards. Upon the ridge extending to the right through the center of the picture, the second line (Virginians) was posted. The fence running to the right from Martinsville, down into the valley on the right, denotes the Salisbury road. The snow was falling very fast when I made this sketch, and distant objects were seen with great difficulty. Our point of view, at the old loghouse, is the extreme westerly boundary of the field of controversy."—Lossing, 1851

Guilford Battle-ground

"View of the battle-ground. This view is from the eminence southwest of the site of old Guilford Court…

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

Hunter with Eagle and Dog

A solitary hunter in a cold region, with an eagle and dog for companions.

When the glacier extends into the sea, the base is undermined by the warmer waters of the ocean, and great fragments are broken off by the waves, forming floating mountains of ice, called <em>icebergs</em>. Icebergs are particularly numerous in the North Atlantic, into which they descend from the extensive Arctic glacial region already described.

Icebergs

When the glacier extends into the sea, the base is undermined by the warmer waters of the ocean, and…

Major Waldron's granddaughter

Major Waldron's Grand-Daughter

Major Waldron's granddaughter

An illustration of a man driving a stage coach during a snow storm.

Man Driving Stagecoach

An illustration of a man driving a stage coach during a snow storm.

An illustration of a man throwing a snowball while he gets hit by two.

Man Throwing Snowball

An illustration of a man throwing a snowball while he gets hit by two.

One of the best known of the European glaciers is that of <em>Mer de Glace</em> (Sea of Ice). It descends from the slopes of the range of Mont Blanc, and is formed by the confluence of three large glaciers: <em>the Glacier du Geant</em>, <em>the Glacier de Lechaud</em>, and <em>the Glacier du Talefre</em>.

The Mer de Glace

One of the best known of the European glaciers is that of Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice). It descends…

The Moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the Cervidae family of deer.

Moose

The Moose (Alces alces) is the largest member of the Cervidae family of deer.

The white owl (also known as the snowy or ermine owl), found in the colder latitudes of the world. Its heavy coating of feathers is well-suited to arctic climes.

White Owl

The white owl (also known as the snowy or ermine owl), found in the colder latitudes of the world. Its…

Rabbits throwing snowballs at a hunter trapped in the snow.

Rabbit Revenge

Rabbits throwing snowballs at a hunter trapped in the snow.

Reynard the Fox teaches Ereswine the wolf to fish with her tail. She fishes so long that her tail freezes in the frozen lake.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking Ereswine at the Lake

Reynard the Fox teaches Ereswine the wolf to fish with her tail. She fishes so long that her tail freezes…

The wind is supposed to rotate as in a cyclone, only the axis of the whirl is horizontal instead of vertical. Two horizontal layers of cloud exist-the upper layer of snow, the lower, or rain. The snowflakes, which form the nuclei of the hailstones, are caught in the whirl, are dipped in rapid succession into the two clouds, thus receiving alternate coatings of ice and snow, until at last they are hurried to the ground.

Rotary Theory of Hail

The wind is supposed to rotate as in a cyclone, only the axis of the whirl is horizontal instead of…

A man rescuing two sheep from a blizzard with his dog.

Sheep Rescue

A man rescuing two sheep from a blizzard with his dog.

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

Snow Shoe

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

Snow Shoe

An Indian snow shoe used in the winter.

An adult man and boy sledding during the winter.

Sledding

An adult man and boy sledding during the winter.

Two children sledding.

Sledding

Two children sledding.

A sled, sleigh, sledge is a vehicle used for transportation on surfaces with low friction, usually snow or ice.

Winter Sleigh

A sled, sleigh, sledge is a vehicle used for transportation on surfaces with low friction, usually snow…

A snail attempting to rescue an insect at a very slow pace.

Snail Rescue

A snail attempting to rescue an insect at a very slow pace.

Girl in the snow

Snow

Girl in the snow

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere. These crystals arise from the congelation of the minute vesicles which constitute the clouds, when the temperature of the latter is below zero. They are more regular when formed in a calm atmosphere. Their form may be investigated by collecting them on a black surface, and viewing them through a strong lens. The regularity, and at the same time variety, of their forms, are truly beautiful."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Snow Crystals

"Snow is water solidified in stellate crystals, variously modified, and floating in the atmosphere.…

An illustration of a snowy landscape with a house in the background.

Snow Scene with House

An illustration of a snowy landscape with a house in the background.

Children throwing snowballs at each other.

Snowball Fight

Children throwing snowballs at each other.

Found as far north as Greenland, the common-snow bird migrates as far south as Virginia in the winter.

Common Snowbird

Found as far north as Greenland, the common-snow bird migrates as far south as Virginia in the winter.

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is composed of crystals, usually in the form of six-pointed stars.

Snowflakes

A frozen moisture which falls from the atmosphere when the temperature is 32 degrees or lower. It is…

"A kind of shoe in vogue in northern latitudes which enables the wearer to pass rapidly over the surface of the snow without sinking therin."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Snowshoe

"A kind of shoe in vogue in northern latitudes which enables the wearer to pass rapidly over the surface…

A cartoon of two young boys on a snowy day. One boy is standing outside, looking through a window to another boy.

Snowy Day

A cartoon of two young boys on a snowy day. One boy is standing outside, looking through a window to…

Concentric layers, similar to those of an onion, will be noticed, arranged around a central nucleus, sometimes of ice and sometimes of snow, through generally the latter. The stones are more or less oblately spheroidal in shape. Their general weight varies from a few grains to several ounces, but they have been known to way several pounds.

Structure of a Hailstone

Concentric layers, similar to those of an onion, will be noticed, arranged around a central nucleus,…

A shade or screen, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow.

Umbrella

A shade or screen, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain…